I nearly overlooked them on my early morning walk as they scavenged for buried pecan nuts in the shade, then I saw movement and heard their loud distinctive wailing calls. Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos! There were about a dozen of them in the shade of the house by the pecan nut tree down by the river! They are quite a large and spectacular native bird, certainly a treat to enjoy them here in town. 💛
Although I have walked this way several times since, there was not a cockatoo in sight. I'm wondering if they had found all the buried pecans and have moved on in search of other food supplies. I'm grateful to have seen them and caught some photos while they visited and will keep an eye out for them again next year.
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